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Darwin Regional Land Use Plan



Darwin Regional Land Use Plan


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Department of Lands, Planning and the Environment

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Darwin (N.T.)

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59 Acid Sulfate Soils Acid sulfate soils are formed in existing and former marine environments and have potential to release significant amounts of acid and heavy metals if disturbed or exposed to oxygen. Slow release of acid into waterways or other coastal environments can have a devastating impact on concrete infrastructure, fisheries and the environment. Generally, when undisturbed in a natural state they are inert, so avoiding disturbance is usually the most cost effective management option and the least risk to the environment. If disturbance is unavoidable, effective mitigation methods can be employed at a cost. The Acid Sulfate Soils Map identifies land areas where particular care is required to minimise the potential risk associated with disturbing acid sulfate soils. REGIONAL CONTEXT AND POLICIES Source: NT Department of Land Resource Management, Land Assessment Acid Sulfate Soils

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